Our featured photograph is a yearbook photo of the Takoma Park Middle School basketball team (then known as the Takoma Blue Devils). #13 is Chris T. Sullivan. Chris T. Sullivan, one of the founders of @outback Steakhouse, is a Takoma Park Middle School and Blair High School alumnus. Sullivan attended the schools in the early/mid 60s before heading to the University of Kentucky to study business and economics.
After graduating in 1972, he became a restaurant manager at Steak & Ale before opening the first Outback with his partners in 1988. He and the other co-founders saw the chain expand to over 900 restaurants worldwide and grow to include Carrabba’s, Bonefish, and several other hospitality-related businesses. He has previously been CEO and president of OSI Restaurant Partners (the restaurant group he founded) and is currently a board member at Bloomin’ Brands.